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ABF: ‘Journalism of Depth: Covering the Middle East’

ABF: ‘Journalism of Depth: Covering the Middle East’

30 Apr, '072 Comments

Television is the king of “sound bites”! That’s all it is, everyone at this conference admitted that they – as television companies and editors – cannot offer full coverage, but at least try to provide context. Or at least they try to. But the depth of context actually can only come from media formats that […]

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‘Darfur, it’s so difficult to get there!’

‘Darfur, it’s so difficult to get there!’

30 Apr, '079 Comments

The session was titled “Darfur, the forgotten crisis” and its scope is Are the Arab media turning a blind eye to a humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in their own backyard. Many Western journalists along with former U.S. Secretary Powell have characterized Darfur as a genocide. Sudan’s President Bashir accuses Western media and NGOs of […]

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ABF: ‘The Battle for Democracy in the Arab World’

28 Apr, '079 Comments

Organiser: Arab Broadcast Forum Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi Date and Time: The conference will be 29-30 April, the session will be at 3pm on 30 April. Format: No written contributions or speeches are needed. This is more of a chat with friends and colleagues who are interested in your views. There will be contributions […]

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The minister recants and withdraws case

20 Apr, '071 Comment

Very quickly after lodging an official complaint with the Public Prosecution, the Minister of Electricity and Water has recanted and withdrawn the libel case against a municipal councillor after mediation efforts by the councilor’s colleagues. استجاب وزير الكهرباء الشيخ عبد الله بن سلمان آل خليفة للجهود المكثفة التي قام بها رئيسا مجلسي بلدي الشمالية والوسطى […]

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mum’s the word

19 Apr, '0712 Comments

This sounds SO familiar! وقال العضو البلدي ربيع في رده على الاتهام الموجه له: أنا قلت ما قلت من باب ممارسة دوري الرقابي الذي يكفله الدستور لي كمواطن وكعضو بلدي، وقد ناشدت جلالة الملك بالتدخل لإصلاح أوضاع الوزارة إصلاحاً كلياً. وأكد «أنا لم أهن أية سلطة، وإنما كنت أمارس دوري الرقابي، وهدفي كان الصالح العام […]

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